Friday, February 19, 2021
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped… Psalms 28:7
Thought Of The Day : Those who choose to stay in faith with God never regrets their decisions.
LISTEN : Who is God to you? Your God, Creator and helper, or what? What you believe God is to you, is what you would receive from Him. You must see God with the eyes of faith. God cannot help you until you believe that He has the capacity to help you. That is, you must have faith in Him. The Psalmist said,
“The LORD is my strength and my shield;
my heart trusted in him, and I am helped… Psalms 28:7
He believes that God is his strength and shield. That is, God is his source of strength and protection. Even when he is weak and worn out by troubles of life, his faith in God could bring him back on his feet. In the same way, God strengthens us when we feed on His words; He protects us when we lean on Him. The Bible says,
“But they that wait upon the LORD
shall renew their strength; they shall mount up
with wings as eagles; they shall run,
and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31
Those who choose to stay in faith with God never regrets their decision. My dear, trust in God and He’ll help you. Few months ago I told a story about a woman who was married to a poor, but hardworking man who woke up one morning and walked straight to her husband and asked tearfully, “Dear, when will all these miseries be over? How long are we going to go through this pain?” “Everything is under control.” Replied her husband. “Under control?” The woman screams. “Yes, under control. Everything is under God’s control.” replied the husband yet again. The woman believed her husband. Few months later, her husband was gainfully employed and their misery was terminated. Beloved, God can help you. He can change your story like the one you just read. Nothing can be out of control when God is in charge (Mark 4:37-39). No matter the circumstances, if you have faith in God and do what you should do, you will laugh in the end. The Bible says,
“… weeping may endure for a night,
but joy comes in the morning.” (Psalms 30:5).
So, no matter the situation, don’t take your eyes off God, rather, put your trust in Him and He would surely help you. Remember, God helps the helpless who trust in Him. Be wise!
What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Trust in God and you’ll not be put to shame.
2. When things are out of your control, never forget that they’re under God’s control.
3. Never give up on life, rather be focused and press on until you break through.
4. Discover and follow God’s plans for your life and you’ll not end up frustrated.
Prayer : Eternal God, I know that everything is under Your control. Therefore, I give all my worries to you today, amen.
A Word Of Blessing : Henceforth, whatever that is out of control in your life is brought under control now, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Reflection : God brings things that are out of our control under His control.
Quote : “Faith triggers divine intervention. For God will not fail to help anyone who trusts in Him.”
Biblical Fact : Did you know the dead bones of Prophet Elisha brings up a dead man back to life? (2Kings 13:21).
Today In History : February 19, 1959, The United Kingdom grants Cyprus independence, which is formally proclaimed on August 16, 1960.
Stunning Fact : Did you know Goats have four “stomachs.” Their food moves first into the rumen (from which it is periodically regurgitated for more “cud chewing”), then to the reticulum, later to the omasum, and finally to the abomasum?
Bible Quiz : What is the name of Moses’s mother?
God bless you!